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WINNER OF THE 2022 NYC Big Book Award in the category of Paranormal Mystery/Thriller.

2022 NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite in the category of New Fiction (First-time Published).

When two strangers are thrown into a world of African sorcery, unseen evil, and mystical phenomena, they are forced to confront a fantastical realm that they never imagined existed..

Very few manage to land a job working in the special services for the West African government of Côte d’Esperance. Even fewer are given the responsibility that has been entrusted to Kobenan at such a young age in a role that includes analyzing files for the secretive S-cell, a unit that specializes in incidents involving African mysticism and sorcery.

Tasked with investigating a high-profile murder seemingly brought about by mystical means, Kobenan joins Agent Biafle in order to defuse this delicate political situation. What Kobenan discovers will force him to change his perspective on the world around him as he learns truths he never thought possible and things he never imagined.

Dive into a world shrouded in mystery and learn of the multifaceted face of Africa. Its lives, its rituals, its many beliefs and thought processes. Observe what one will never be able to see if he has not gained access to a very specific circle rooted in the continent.

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First published March 16, 2021

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Yessoh G.D.

2 books96 followers
Yessoh G.D. is an Ivorian author based in Vancouver, Canada. His debut novel, TA LĘ Book 1: Knowledge, comes out April 30th, 2021. He grew up in a small city of warmth and joy in Côte D’Ivoire. When he was not going to school, he was lost in his thoughts on various subjects. He still is, but now on specific subjects, from his own personal experiences to the knowledge he acquired since birth on his African heritage. When he is not daydreaming about stories and the world, he is a visual effects artist, or a gamer.

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223 reviews51 followers
June 19, 2021
*3.5 stars

The blurb here on Goodreads doesn't fully picture the massiveness and extent of this book's plot and world. Although Kobenan is most definitely a central character – especially in the first third of the novel, where he is given plenty of screen time and focus as a person, not as an element of the story – his plotline eventually dissolves as Joel, a character not even mentioned in the blurb, takes the spotlight. What I'm trying to highlight here is the fact that this is a very vast novel, with an endless amount of content and characters to engage any reader.

While this may be a good thing, it also did, at times, cause confusion: on occasion I'd find myself lost as to the sheer amount of information I was constantly being provided with, new facts and details that until then had not even been mentioned in the story. This caused me to sometimes be overwhelmed, unable to properly follow the plot and the characters as I might have liked.

Then again, each character and species getting their fair share of culture, history and backstory, meticulously arranged and presented in a descriptive yet straightforward writing style, does give a reader plenty of food for thought. The story was wrapped up well, too: one important thread from the plot was tied neatly and another left hanging, waiting for a sequel to follow it to its rightful end.

What I would personally like to see from such a sequel is more focus on female characters. This novel was inherently male-dominated, with female characters either mostly staying off-page or only appearing for one chapter as important and then disappearing again.

(I would also like to see more of Kobenan. I'm a little biased towards him that way.)

Thank you to NetGalley as well as the author for providing me with a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Author 5 books231 followers
June 14, 2021
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I surprised myself with just how much I enjoyed reading this fast-paced fantasy adventure! It's not a genre I would usually choose and I only picked TA LĘ Book 1: Knowledge from NetGalley because of its being a WorldReads book. However, on the strength of this first TA LĘ novel, I am keen to read its sequel(s). I appreciated how Yessoh initially gives readers enough information to traverse his world of djinn and dark sorcerers, but didn't bog us down with too much detail. Instead we learn alongside our naive heroes, Kobenan and Joel, as they are each thrust in scenes they could previously never have imagined. I was intrigued by the overall story arc which did come to a satisfying conclusion at the end of this first book, but which obviously has a lot more to be revealed in further instalments. I hope the female characters take centre stage because the story so far is overwhelmingly male in focus. I did like how philosophy and folklore were woven into the narrative. While TA LĘ Book 1: Knowledge felt refreshingly original, there was also a sense of timelessness which really rooted this story for me. I could believe the allusions to ancient peoples and wisdom were absolutely true and this made the modern-day chaos feel plausible. I did occasionally lose track of who was who in the rapid fight scenes, but they were still exciting to read and the pace throughout this book kept me eagerly turning its pages. I was disappointed to reach the end!
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Author 4 books73 followers
April 13, 2021
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
I don’t know much about Africa, African culture, mythology or basically anything. So this book was quite interesting for me (and made me google a lot to get an even better understanding).
Without the sorcery and the magic involved, I thought in the beginning that this book could be a basic detective novel. A white minister is dead and the reason is unknown. As blame is thrown around, President gives the job to the youngest but most capable man Kobenan who has till now only analysed files. He’s a good analyst. He has never made a mistake. But is that enough to survive in the real world?
The story is quite interesting and so is the world building. The author does try to paint a vivid picture through the descriptions but someone who is totally clueless about Africa would still need to occasionally google stuff for authenticity (or otherwise just enjoy it as it is). The book is a bit slow at the start and I found some dialogues to be dry (lacking real emotions), however, that is how one is while investigating a crime so it all set the mood.
The book builds up intrigue about what’s to come and you would never realise where the next chapter will take you. It was that unpredictability that gave this book its uniqueness. In the end, it was a fun read.
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168 reviews14 followers
September 13, 2021
Interesting and compelling West African fantasy with folklore, occult, mythology, past races / ancient peoples, djinn, monsters and sorcerers . Two main storylines / subplots with growing interaction between the two (Kobenan and Joel).

The story ends appropriately on one subplot without a glaring cliffhanger, but many storyline threads are left open for subsequent and antecedent instalments in the series.

Fans of Marlon James, Neil Gaiman, and Tafe Thompson will all find interesting components here.

I received an Advance Reader Copy from Goodreads and Yessoh and offer an honest review.
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208 reviews1 follower
July 31, 2021
This book was amazing. The world is so gripping and you are immediately thrown into this world of African Sorcery and Mysticism, I had to google a lot of the creatures that come up but it is so interesting to read a fantasy that shows creatures and concepts from African mythology. The action sequences are well written and full of suspense, although the progress of events can get a bit confusing occasionally as we experience events from the 2 different points of view and who is on what side and working with who requires a lot of attention.

However, what does stop this book getting the full 5 stars are 2 problems. Firstly the writing can sometimes be too flowery, the use of the word perceive for example and some of the dialogue is a bit stilted. My other issue with this book is the complete lack of female characters other than an abstract concept to be rescued, this is frustrating but as this is the first book in the series and was mostly about Kobenan and Joel being thrown into this world I am hopeful that this will change in future books.

I look forward to the next book and hope that there will be more female characters.
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2,143 reviews44 followers
April 28, 2021
I was intrigued by the blurb and the cover of this book, so I thought I’d give it a try. At first, I admit I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. There was a lot of description which painted a very vivid picture in my mind, but sometimes I felt that was to the detriment of the rest of the characters and dialogue. However, after a while, that changed, or I became used to it, and I was enthralled. I loved learning new things about Africa, even if it at times threw me out of the story wondering about them. This is an interesting, well-written, unique book sure to satisfy urban fantasy fans. Recommend. I was provided a complimentary copy which I voluntarily reviewed.
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175 reviews2 followers
February 3, 2022
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this honest review voluntarily.

I've drifted from urban fantasy over the years, because as a genre I simply find it too repetitive (and I enjoy hard-boiled crime fiction, so you know I have a lower threshold for repetition than most). So, it was with some trepedation that I began book one of Ta Le, Knowledge - much to my relief, Knowledge is a breath of fresh air. Simply being based on African mythology is enough to make an English-language fantasy stand out, of course, but Knowledge's plot, too, was unique enough to capture me. Some elements are similar to the first (eponymous) novel in Lukyanenko's Night Watch series, so perhaps it might not seem as fresh if you're coming straight off the back of that, but Knowledge will be something new to most readers.

This is an impressive effort for a self-published novel, and I hope Yessoh manages to find a more traditional publishing house, and the wide audience he deserves. He also deserves another editor - he thanks several in the acknowledgements, and I'm sure their work is invaluable, but there are just a few small mistakes here that a 9-5, non-volunteer editor could catch: continuity errors, a few repetitions that seem like (but might not be) mistakes, and the odd misuse of a word or two ("quaint" especially - it's used according to it's dictionary definition, basically just "old", but considering that it's actual vernacular use is "charmingly old-fashioned", it's not the best word Yessoh could have chosen to describe ancient, otherworldly horrors).

As other reviewers have mentioned on Goodreads, I liked Kobenan more than Joel and preferred his sections of the book. Joels' first two sections, especially, dragged a lot compared to Kobenan's; the book mostly kept me on the edge of my seat, but even though Joel sees djinn, his teenage concerns are a bit unexciting after Kobenan's dealings with the President, Great Chiefs, and sorcerers. I think they wouldn't have seemed like such a drag if we'd gotten to them sooner (I would have suggested opening with Joel's first chapters before jumping to Kobenan, rather than the reverse, but the first chapter of this book is the perfect beginning - I actually wasn't planning to start reading this book when I did, but after the first page I couldn't let go!). Once Joel goes on the run this ceases to be an issue (though I still preferred Kobenan's POV).

Knowledge could use a bit of polish, but even so, I'd highly recommend it for any fantasy reader. I'm excited for the next installment, and (as I said) I hope Yessoh finds a publisher who can give him the audience he deserves.
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147 reviews6 followers
June 11, 2021
“Every myth, true or false, has its source”

I received a free advance review copy for free from BookSirens in exchange for an honest review.

Ta Le tells two stories that eventually start to link. First it follows Kobenan, a young analysis who works for the Cote d’Esperance government. He’s the best at what he does despite his young age, so when the president sends him on a dangerous mission with the leader of S-cell, Kobenan doesn’t understand why he’s been tasked with such a large job. The second part of the story follows seventeen year old Joel who sees terrifying creatures at school that no one else can see. He knows if they realise he can see them he will be in danger but he also knows that not trying to thwart their plans may have grave consequences.

Ta Le: Book One took me a couple of chapters to get into but when I finally got into it I really enjoyed it. Yessoh G.D. did a wonderful job at creating characters that I actually cared about, especially Kobenan and Joel. He also did a great job at creating tension and suspense. Every time things calmed down, I was expecting something else to be waiting right around the corner as it never truly felt calm. The places explored were also written very well. I’d have liked to see more of 0-cell personally as the chapters set there were very interesting to read. The plot constantly seemed to be evolving with more and more happening as the book went on. The pacing for it was perfect in my opinion. It didn’t seem rushed but also didn’t seem too drawn out.

I also enjoyed the writing style used by Yessoh G.D. as it read as fairly simplistic, in a good way, as it helped me to focus, especially in the busier chapters and scenes where a lot was going on all at once. Sometimes I like this kind of writing style, sometimes I don’t but it definitely worked for me in Ta Le: Knowledge. Reading it has also definitely encouraged me to want to read more fiction set in Africa as it is certainly different to the books I usually read.

The only negative I have to say about this book is that I found it quite confusing keeping up with the amount of characters who are introduced, good and bad, who are nameless. An example is during a big fight scene where many of the enemies were simply referred to as “the first djinn” or “the second djinn” as well as the creatures that Joel could see. It is possibly my own issue for not focusing hard enough but I personally found it confusing. All in all though I really enjoyed Ta Le and would love to read a sequel.
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August 22, 2021
I am a visual learner and was a bit intimidated when I paged through the content of this book. However; The actual read was an unanticipated experience. The attention to detail made the book's content down-to-earth; and challenge the reader's mind to escape alongside the author's in this African world: A world with a perfect blend of the African culture, modern life as we know it, heartfelt and exhilarating actions_with a hint of humor.

I am not giving this book five stars because it was perfect, as perfection is very subjective. However, this book deserves five stars because it holds the potential to be the next great read out there. As great as Game of Thrones, if not better.

With this in mind, Kobenan's story was very compelling to me. A fragile human being among titans compressed in much smaller ordinary human shapes. Foes or allies, it didn't matter as his survival mode needed to stay at its finest. I think his story gave life to this book. I had a hard time, however; Transitioning from one momentum builder to the other (Joel's). It took me several days to finish the book. Hence, I would lose track of what happened in Story "X" while engaging Story "Y." I eventually had to go back in pages and refresh my memory, lengthening the reading time.

That wasn't the only time-consuming trigger. If you want to absorb this book, you have to immerse yourself and not shortcut your reading. You will miss out on details that eventually take shape down the overall story. This book is not for the lazy mind. I got to say: I was guilty of this couple of times during my read. I had to go back multiple times and shed light on few things that made the whole reading experience purposeful and unique.

Book I: Knowledge is so adaptable that all readers, from any background, will eventually relate to something. With Joel's story being as thrilling, I will not be surprised if it is the best attention grabber for most readers.
It's a must-read, and I can't wait for the sequels.
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155 reviews2 followers
September 27, 2021
This was a very interesting book. It drew on a massive reservoir of African mythology, which was rich and nuanced and so new (to a western reader) that it was a veritable feast. The story itself was fast-paced, and poor Kobenan, an analytics expert employed at the President's domicile, is thrown in at the deep end of sorcerers and djinn, and the possible end of the world; so, too, is Joel, a young secondary-school student, whose family is targeted by aforementioned djinn. Their stories only intersect at the very end of the novel, after much adventure and grievous bodily harm endured along the way, and it is obvious that another installment is on the way.

I must admit, while the elements of the story were fascinating and exotic, the writing was rather stilted, and this made it difficult to read. It was very formal - in some cases this was quite charming, and added to the world-building - but in the action sequences it impeded the flow and led to my skipping over some passages. The final 50 pages or so, in particular, felt rushed and lacking in explanation.

My thanks, nevertheless, to Netgalley for the ARC.
October 20, 2021
best read of the year!

Won in a GoodReads giveaway. This has been the best book I have read in a long time! There was so much action and the story line and world building was superior! I will have to purchase a hard copy of this book for sure. I can’t wait until the next installment comes out. I could visualize everything like a graphic novel that’s how descriptive and amazing this read was!

Thank you so much for sending me this gem to review!

***Won in a goodreads giveaway***
This has been the best book I have read all year! The world building and descriptions of everything I could visualize perfectly! The artwork before/after chapters were amazing! I loved the entire storyline, there was so much action that I had to stop and savor it all to take it all in. I definitely will have to buy a tangible copy of this to keep with me always. I want to reread it again to take it all in! I can’t wait for the next installment!

Thank you goodreads for sending this in exchange for an honest review! Thank you Yessoh G.D. for this amazing story! I’m ready for book 2!!!
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390 reviews6 followers
June 6, 2022
TALĘ: Book 1: Knowledge by Yessoh G.D is a mystical and intriguing tale of unique urban fantasy. Kobenan is among the few to land a job at special services for Western African government and entrusted with the responsibility of analysing files for the secretive S-cell. Kobenan soon becomes entangled in the investigation of a high-profile murder with agent Biafle and tries to diffuse the political tension. Kobenan soon realizes what he knows and believes is thrown out in the wind as his perspective is changed due to a world unknown. A mysterious world is unlocked with multidimensional aspects of African lives, rituals and thought processes.

A truly marvellous and unique read as it gave me a new experience of African heritage. The author has done a commendable job at displaying the readers a story which is not only a rollercoaster ride of beyond beliefs but also a refreshing cohesion between modern and ancient twists. I immensely enjoyed the battle scenes as they felt quite cinematic. A must read as it is a superb exclusive plot.
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679 reviews11 followers
June 4, 2022
This suspense and fantasy novel is one of a kind. These are my favourite genres and the ones that I choose whenever I want to read something interesting and entertaining, and Tale: Book 1: Knowledge written by Yessoh G.D. didn’t disappoint me. On the contrary, I really enjoyed it.
Mixing fantasy, suspense, mystery and the paranormal, this book tells the story of Kobenan who is hired to work in the special services for the West African government of Côte d’Esperance. There, he will have to investigate and solve mysterious occurrences that seem to be related to African mysticism and sorcery. As the case grows more and more complicated, the protagonists will realise that there are forces that cannot be seen but which play a role in their lives. This hard-hitting, fast-moving plot is complemented with well-drawn characters and a descriptive prose to create this great story. I highly recommend it.
229 reviews1 follower
February 1, 2022
I really enjoyed this book. The writing style is unique, but it reminded me of talking to family members in Africa. This book is a fantasy based on African culture and legends. I loved the message about nature and a world out of balance. I loved the references to African culture and the magic involved with fetishes and djinn. The action built as the book went on, eventually leading to intense fight scenes. Two separate storylines converge as the fate of the world is at stake. Supernatural forces confront each other with much of mankind unaware of what is actually going on and what the stakes are. I am anxious to read the next book in the series and find out what happens to Joel and Kobenan, two young men who have unwittingly been dragged into this supernatural conflict. I am eager to see how this author progresses in style and ability. In my opinion, he has great potential.
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368 reviews8 followers
June 1, 2022
Yessoh G.D. is the author of this book called TA LE Book 1: Knowledge. Where the readers will be introduced to the wonderful culture of Africa. When the young agent Kobenan was given the task of organizing secret files from the West African government, he soon finds out that mystery and sorcery are going to join him along the way.
This book was at least enlightening. I realize I don’t know much about the African Culture and this story has opened my eyes to the amazing stories and life of that continent. Even though the plot can get a bit confusing at times, I really enjoyed the story. The characters develop quickly and the very descriptive scenery Yessoh was able to put down into words painted the picture very vividly and I am here for it! A great novel that is highly recommended!

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341 reviews2 followers
June 3, 2022
It is a one-of-a-kind mystery adventure.

It is a one-of-a-kind mystery adventure. I don't know why but the cover really intrigued me and I made the right choice to read it. A very well researched and written book. I can feel the passion of the author writing this book, where the attention to the culture details of the scene is impeccable. I don't know why but maybe because there are gods and goddesses involved the story, it is just too hard to let go. So, you definitely need time to read this and enjoy the whole thing in 2 or 3 sittings. The dialogues are very well written and you can feel the emotion of each and every character, definitely a good read. Can't wait for the next instalments.
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693 reviews11 followers
June 3, 2022
This very suspenseful story is based on Kobenan’s investigation of a murder. Let me say that it intrigued me from the first page to the last one and that my amusement grew as I turned the pages. Just when I supposed that I had figured out the plot, it surprisingly changed with an unexpected turn that I never thought possible.
What can I say about the characters? They are genuine and well-developed, which enriches the book. And regarding the setting, there's plenty of cultural data about Africa, which is very informative and usable. However, I have a point of criticism as regards the end of the story. I found it difficult to follow at some points. Anyway, it’s a good piece of work that I enjoyed.
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292 reviews38 followers
June 9, 2021
Action Packed, Mysterious and Magical...................

Tale Series, Book1: Knowledge by Yessoh G.D. is a book full of African sorcery, magic and adventure. Although, the book needs a sequel but the still the story takes you on an bewildering ride of magic. This is my first time reading a book set in Africa, but it was an amazing experience to learn about African magic and sorcery. The cover of the book truly represents the title of the book.

I would like to give 5 stars to the book. A must read if you want to read something different and extraordinary.

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360 reviews1 follower
September 5, 2021
I received a copy of this book from the author. I had the opportunity to review or not.

This book was interesting, well-written, strangely addicting, unbelievable, and believable. Confused? So was I. It was two stories that came together in a very unexpected way grabbing my imagination. We see a real world and surreal world clash in a battle for existence.

Young and old heroes, adversaries, victors, vanquished all with the will to keep going. The battle scenes were descriptive and exciting. This book is a fascinating read from an imaginative writer. I highly recommend it to any and all fantasy, adventure readers.
October 20, 2021
***Won in a goodreads giveaway***
This has been the best book I have read all year! The world building and descriptions of everything I could visualize perfectly! The artwork before/after chapters were amazing! I loved the entire storyline, there was so much action that I had to stop and savor it all to take it all in. I definitely will have to buy a tangible copy of this to keep with me always. I want to reread it again to take it all in! I can’t wait for the next installment!

Thank you goodreads for sending this in exchange for an honest review! Thank you Yessoh G.D. for this amazing story! I’m ready for book 2!!!
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Author 14 books55 followers
November 5, 2022
It may sound strange, but from Africa, land of mysticism and sorcerers, not many authentic fantasy stories come. Sure, there are many retellings of ancient legends, or novels with magical elements, but TA LĘ is authentically fantasy in its construction and characters, while being deeply rooted in its origin and ethnic peculiarities. Once you get past some initial reading difficulties and enter the setting, the reading runs very quickly through the endless twists and turns that make up the narrative. Knowledge is the first volume of a trilogy, so that once you have turned the last page, you know you will be able to plunge back into the same world.
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76 reviews2 followers
January 27, 2023
Won this book as a giveaway read, and I’m happy for finding it as I’m not sure I would have prioritized it on my reading list! While I did get a little lost with all the different characters and locations in the the whirlwind of action, I didn’t mind going back to double check details in the story. The book starts like a normal thriller/mystery might, with government agents investigating but quickly departs from normal with the addition of mystical realm elements adding to the complexity. Djinn, sorcerers and ancient beings build an ominous feeling of unrest and future battles- and the author does not disappoint! I would recommend for a fun and adventurous read that strays from normal!
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27 reviews10 followers
October 17, 2021
This has never happened to me, until now…I couldn’t get through the first chapter!”Kone springs from his chair, tightening his loose, striped, dark-blue tie, and exits without closing the door.” Seriously? Wouldn’t “loose tie” have been enough detail to get the picture? “He sits on the puffy left arm of the couch, with his pinstriped marine-blue suit unbuttoned.” Is another one, just in the few pages read of chapter one. It makes me realize I’m reading a book instead of experiencing the story. I honestly do not waste much time on badly written stories and no time on horribly written books.
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1,265 reviews8 followers
April 22, 2022
This was a Goodreads win, which I always appreciate. I was interested in, as described in the blurb, African sorcery, unseen evil, and mystical phenomena. That all sounds, frankly, quite good reading to me.

Unfortunately, reading grew tedious very rapidly. There are numerous and very similar clashes between supernatural beings (mainly Djinn) and humans and supernatural beings against other supernatural beings. How many times can someone be beat almost to death and recover? Be prepared for many, many times. It was killing me to read them every chapter.

The sentences were not always well-formed and I’m guessing it might be poor translation?

Beautiful illustrations inside. I wish one of those had been used for the cover.

But there are some fascinating concepts here with promise. It looks like this may be the first in a series, so maybe I will try again.
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90 reviews3 followers
February 17, 2022
I received a review copy of this eBook for free from the author and BookSirens, and I am leaving this review voluntarily as a courtesy.

I was trying to find something new and completely different to read and the description of this book piqued my interest. I have to say, that the author did not disappoint and I was taken to a magical West African world and introduced to entirely new (to me) tales of folklore, mythology, and history with an action-packed narrative. The book follows two main storylines, those of Kobenan and Joel, that converge toward the end leaving off at a nice point to continue the story further. I found the book to be engaging and very much a page-turner! I look forward to seeing more from this author in the future!
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152 reviews48 followers
February 15, 2022
As a heads up, this book is very male-centered. This is a different type of read for me as I usually look for strong female roles and character diversity. There is loads of African imagery and ambiance in this book that I enjoyed. The story line does get convoluted and difficult to follow, largely because I had a hard time identifying with the characters as there wasn’t much development to hold on to. I believe this is a series so perhaps this will be fleshed out in the next book.
7 reviews
November 11, 2022

Représentation is indeed powerful. This book transported me back to the childhood stories and folklore I grew up around. Our mythology is so rich that it is only right that brilliant authors like Yessoh G.D are able to masterfully tap into to produce a master piece. I can't wait for the rest of the trilogy.

I can't wait to see a movie rendition of this as well. It was a wild and exciting run.

I am definitely tuned in to discover the rest of the story.
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171 reviews1 follower
September 1, 2021
The author paints a vast world of beautiful African imagry with this story; there is so much to take in. I found the plot a little difficult to follow at times and I occasionally felt like I was missing something, but I think that is just because this is only book one in a series.

If you like adventure fantasy and mysteries, I would definitely recommend you check this out.
December 18, 2021
This is a well written book that had a great start. Characters were interesting and world building was fine. About 2/3 off the way in, the plot became confusing and difficult to follow. There was quite a bit of action but no clear explanation for the characters' motivation

I was given a free copy and this is my honest review.
179 reviews3 followers
July 16, 2021
An OK read. A young boy's parents are killed and he's been blamed. The authorities are after him and he's trying to find his younger sister. Along the way he is befriended by a mysterious entity who wants to help him. I personally found the story line a bit confusing at times.
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